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Rufus Ingals Letter Discussing Preparations For The Peninsula Campaign

“I only fear there will be too many concerned in it to enable you and Genl. McClellan to fix the responsibility in the right individuals. The plan sent by you should be effectually executed, else there will be delays and complaints...” ALS. 2 pages. 8” x 10”. Annapolis Md. March 4th, 1862. To General M.C. Meigs. Qr. Mr. Genl. U.S. Army, Washington D.C. “The small Propellers “Reindeer” and “volunteer” chartered in Phila arrived here from Washington yesterday. They are small and of very light draft and have not even water on board. They are chartered at $60 per day. Two Schooners also arrived from Tyler, Stone & Co. Phila with 317 tons coal ordered here by Capt. Hodges.” “I have ordered the Propellers to take our coal for 12 or 15 days and also provide water for 500 men between them for 10 days.” “Capt. Hodges writes that the Steamers will not leave New York until Thursday. I do not believe they will leave there sooner than Monday next. He has sent me lists of 24 Barges, 72 Schooners, 52 Propellers and 90 side – wheel Steamers already engaged. Some of them are the Sound boats that will answer our purpose better than any other kind. Capt. Hodges no doubt will do all in his power to cooperate with us in the preparation of this expedition, but it will be an advisable measure to restrict the business to as few persons possible. I only fear there will be too many concerned in it to enable you and Genl. McClellan to fix the responsibility in the right individuals. The plan sent by you should be effectually executed, else there will be delays and complaints. Vessels cannot be fitted out here for so great a fleet. There are no water casks nor tanks. Mr. A.H. Sibley is my agent in New York and Capt. Hodges writes that he is a most efficient and safe man. The supply of forage for depot at Fortress Monroe is shipped and Capt. Hodges is putting on board the transports a sufficient quantity for the voyage. If this be done and provisions and water are also put on board, there need be no delay here. I will keep you fully informed of matters at this point, and trust that all will work well and together.” On February 28, 1862 Lincoln authorized McClellan to procure vessels for his secret invasion of the South, intended to break its backbone and end the war quickly. At the time it was referred to as the “Urbana Expedition”. It later became known as “The Peninsular Campaign.” Just a few days after receiving Lincoln’s authorization, Ingalls here writes to Quartermaster General Montgomery Meigs detailing the status of preparations and the procurement of vessels. The massive operation headed south with a flotilla of over 400 vessels transporting more than 100,000 soldiers and equipment for nearly 200 miles to Fort Monroe, Virginia. McClellan operated in such secrecy to the point that even Lincoln was excluded from the planning. The Campaign resulted in a complete disaster and the needless loss of many lives, accomplishing nothing to further the Union War effort. A nice detailed letter which starkly details the military’s lack of ships as they were leasing the vessels for the campaign from private operators. Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1028
Topic: Civil War
Price: $900.00

Russell Sage Orders A Dividend Payment Be Made

Russell Sage (1816-1906) Banker; Financier; U.S. Congressman. As the originator of “put and all options”, Sage greatly changed the way speculators played the stock market. Among America’s most powerful and wealthy bankers, he finance Jay Gould and made a vast fortune on the latter’s stock manipulations. “Sage was on of the shrewdest and most conservative of all great financiers.” (DAB) At one time he is said to have had $27,000,000 out on call loans. At the time of his death he left a fortune worth an estimated $70,000,000. DS 1 page. Troy, August 3, 1854. “Commercial Bank of Troy will pay to the order of A. Cary eleven hundred and fifty dollars, the amount of my dividend and he is hereby authorized to receipt the dividend book for said amount in my name or otherwise. Russell Sage.” Fine
Catalog: # AM-1035
Topic: Business
Price: $275.00

Samuel Jackson & The Bank Of The United States

Autograph Document Signed. Boston, August 3, 1796. 1 page. 10” x 6 ½”: “Received of the Reverend John Murray Eight hundred dollars in Money and Two Shares of the Bank of the United States which is to be sold and the — proceeds with the said Eight hundred dollars to be disposed to the best advantage for his Account…Samuel Jackson.” The Bank of the United States was chartered in 1791 at the urging of Alexander Hamilton andover the objections of Thomas Jefferson. The extended debate over its constitutionality contributed significantly to the evolution of pro- and antibank factions into the first American political parties—the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans, respectively. Old scotch tape applied to outer edge where it had been placed in a scrapbook, slight soiling, otherwise Very Good.
Catalog: # AM-1660
State: Massachusetts
Topic: Banking
Price: $200.00

Samuel Nelson ALS

SAMUEL NELSON (1792-1873) American attorney and Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Autgraph Letter Signed, "S. Nelson." Three pages, 5" x 8". Cooperstown. September 17, 1869. Nelson writes, in part: " … We are all glad to find you at home hearty and well. I leave here week from next Monday for New York, but shall be over one night in Albany and be in the city next afternoon ... Annie remains with us for the presetn. She is quite comfortable, but her young child is delicate and feeble ... " Slight tear on third page, not affecting signature. Usual folds. Penned on thin paper with some bleed through. Overall Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1144
Topic: Supreme Court
Price: $175.00

Samuel Remington Partly-printed Bank Check

SAMUEL REMINGTON (1819-1892) Executive in Remington & Sons. Partially Printed Check Signed on verso, "S. Remington. 7 ¾” x 3 ¾”. March 25, 1859. The check reads, in part: "Had deposited in this Bank One hundred & fifty Dollars to the credit of J.C. Conouse Payable on the return of this Certificate properly endorsed ..." Signed on verso "S Remington" Multiple fine vignettes. A few pinholes Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1428
State: New York
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $125.00

Samuel Remington Partly-printed Bank Check.

SAMUEL REMINGTON (1819-1892) Executive in Remington & Sons. Partially Printed Ilion Bank Check signed on verso "S. Remington." 7 ¾” x 3 ¾”. Ilion, N.Y. September 2, 1852 Remington has penned “Pay to Hadley Falls Company or order, S. Remington,” on verso. Numerous fine vignettes. Bank cut cancellation
Catalog: # AM-1429
State: New York
Topic: Signed Checks
Price: $125.00

Scarce Autograph Of Abigale Wadsworth

Manuscript Document. One page,8 ¼” x 8 ½”. Hartford. September 13, 1777. The document is an account and receipt from Abigail Wadsworth against Jeremiah Wasdworth for the rental of a lot and the work performed on said lot. JEREMIAH WADSWORTH (1743-1804) was an American sea captain, merchant and statesman from Connecticut. In addition to the key role in played in the supply the Continental Army during the Revolution, Wadsworth also represented Connecticut in both the Continental Congress and the U.S. House of Representatives. Separation at folds. Else Very Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1396
State: Connecticut
Topic: Colonial America
Price: $295.00

Scathing 1829 NH Republican Political Circular Attacks

“HARTFORD CONVENTION MEN IN THEIR UNHOLY PROJECTS”WHILE PROMISING TO “PUNISH THE DECEIVERS, BUT RECLAIM THE DECEIVED”IN THE STATE ELECTIONS Partially Printed circular. Two pages, 6 ¾” x 8 ¼”. Concord, [NH]. January 19, 1829. The document reads, in part: The Object of this Circular is to solicit your aid in furtherance of the election of the candidates above named, and of the candidates for Counselors, Senators, &c. who shall be nominated by the Republican Conventions in the several districts; and of Representatives to the State Legislature. To you, Sir, we say, that an united and a vigorous effort prior to, an on the day of the next election, WILL SECURE US THE VICTORY… furnish your neighbors with all the needful and necessary information to counteract the machinations and the falsehood that may be put in operation by a corrupt and vindictive Aristocracy…For what was BENJAMIN PIERCE proscribed and hunted down in the last year’s election? Had he made himself busy against the New England President? No; this was not his sin. He refused to make himself and instrument in office to persecute his fellow republicans who had declared for Gen. Jackson- he refused to unite with federalists and Hartford Convention men in their unholy projects- he refused to join a cabal of office seekers who has sold themselves to the federal party; and therefore he must be immolated to the altar of party…If we all do our duty on the second Tuesday of March, there cannot be doubt of complete success…On that day, let the watchword of Republicans be, Reform in our State administration: on that day, let our motto be -“Punish the deceivers, but reclaim the deceived!”
Catalog: # AM-1039
Topic: Early Imprints
Price: $750.00

Secretary of the Navy James C. Dobbins Signed Letter

James C. Dobbins (1814 – 1857) Secretary of the Navy under President Pierce; instrumental in enlarging and reorganizing the navy. 8” x 10”. Manuscript Letter Signed by James C. Dobbins to Major G. F. Lindsay, U.S. Marine Corps., Washington D.C. “Navy Department, Feby 7th, 1856. Sir, The Commandant at New York has been instructed to comply with your wish to place on board the small steamer to sail from New York for Warrington, Va; “some clothing for Marines stationed at the latter place.” Very respectfully, yr. Obt. Svt. J. C. Dobbins”. Very Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1711
State: Washington
Topic: Military History
Price: $90.00

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